Collection Area: Japanese Art

12,413 objects
F1896.34

Ryumonji ware sake flask

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Tall, inverted pear-shape; flaring at foot. Cf. F1902.272 Clay: hard, light gray. Glaze: luminous aubergine, mottled with copper-brown; overflow of light yellow-green, splashed with brilliant black.

F1895.4

Plaque with design of scholar

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Light gray clay. Underglaze cobalt painted decoration of scholar in bamboo grove gazing over water toward Mount Fuji as attendant prepares tea. Signature, “Ryokichi” [followed by illegible character], on back. Glassy white feldspathic glaze, coarsely crackled and flecked with brown iron spots, oxidizing orange where glaze is thin on base. Thirteen round spur marks on …

F1895.3

Satsuma ware vase

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Vase, elongated ovoid; flat recessed foot. Clay: white stoneware. Glaze: brilliant cream, speckled with light gray-brown; minute, composite crackle. Iridescent.

F1895.1

Korakuen ware tea bowl

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Tea-bowl, low foot. Gold lacquer repair. Clay: soft buff-gray, Raku type. Glaze: brilliant sealing-wax red, with semi-transparent crackled overflow of yellowish gray-white, shot with greenish gray.

F1894.34a-b

Figurine

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Figurine: Front half, hollow; a perforated pin at the back for attachment. Surface: much worn; black patina.

F1894.33

Enthroned Buddhist divinity with halo

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Statuette: a Buddhist divinity, haloed and enthroned. Surface: dark brown patina, earthy incrustation. Decoration: in low relief.

F1894.16

Tea bowl, unknown Raku ware workshop

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Raku type ware, unknown kiln. Tea-bowl, very deep cylindrical; low foot. Gold lacquer repairs. Clay: soft, dense, grayish. Glaze: brilliant thick black, revealing yellow under. Inscription incised in paste.

F1894.5

Bowl with design of auspicious motifs

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Bowl, large, flaring, on heavy beveled foot. Cracked and repaired. Clay: Buff clay, hard, coarse. Glaze: grayish-brown, crackled. Decoration: white slip and iron pigment under clear glaze, enamels over glaze. Embossed and painted over glaze in green, white, black, red, and violet. Mark: Kenzan.

F1894.4

Seto ware “white-necked” sake bottle with pouring spout

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Light gray clay. Incised vertical lines on neck. Iron glaze, shiny and black where thick, translucent brown where thin; opaque white rice-straw ash (unofu) glaze on neck, running down shoulder. Four spur marks (from clay wads) on glazed slightly concave base.

F1893.31a-b

Hirasa ware incense burner

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Satsuma, Hirasa ware, “tortoise shell” type. Incense-burner. Two handles. Silver cover. Clay: hard, dense. Glaze: “tortoise-shell marked”; orange splashed with black, white, and green.

F1893.30a-b

Tea ceremony water jar with design of Gion Festival halberds

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Unknown workshop; false seal of Ninsei Tea Ceremony water jar (mizusashi [Jpn]); silver cover. Clay: hard, dense, grayinsh Glaze: clear, close dark crackle Decoration: in colored enamels (blue, green, red, black) and gold and silver over glaze. Mark: Ninsei [Jpn], large size, inside squared oval frame, stamped on base to left.

F1893.13

Asahi ware cylindrical tea bowl

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Cylindrical tea bowl (tsutsu chawan 筒茶碗) Low foot with four notches: spiral carved on base. Clay: hard, ringing, grayish. under glaze, dark brown where exposed, with spots of iron bleeding through glaze. Glaze: Clear glossy glaze. Opaque white around rim, dripping down one side. Footrim and base glazed. Mark: Inner edge of footrim: “Asahi.” Decoration: …

F1893.10

Satsuma ware tea bowl

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Tea-bowl, ovoidal-cylindrical; four overlapping joints. Three rough bosses. Clay: hard, dense, grayish. Glaze: brilliant cream; light brown crackle; running splashes of brown.